For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Genovese, 518.782.9400, ext. 353
GLOVERSVILLE, Nov. 15, 2011 – Registered nurses at Nathan Littauer Hospital tonight overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract containing provisions that are designed to help the hospital retain experienced RNs and recruit new hires. The RNs believe the contract will help rebuild the strong and collaborative partnership they’ve had with the hospital for several decades.
Highlights of the agreement:
In effort to end this stalemate, the nurses withdrew their requests for more staffing, and agreed to accrue less sick time when the current contract expires. Although this helped to resolve the conflict, this is the third contract in which the nurses provided givebacks – while during the same time period, the hospital’s finances have been in the black and executive salaries have increased.
The contract runs through Dec. 31, 2013.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.
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